We are all so very different - a simple concept, right? However, not such a simple thing to navigate in the workplace or in our personal relationships. Understanding how to communicate with other personality types can drastically help us as team leaders, partners, and simply people communicating in the world. Today I welcome Patrick Kerwin, master practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality inventory. We discuss how this assessment is used to decode behavior and understand others and how honoring individuality can really help improve your life and the lives around you.
You’ll learn more about:
[10:05] What MBTI is and the benefits it brings to a team environment. [14:00] The 4 aspects of personality and how they get broken down. [21:00] Common misunderstandings between introverts(I) and extroverts(E). [23:20] A simple tip for an introvert(I) working in a team environment to help bolster better communication. [24:00] One shift that I made in my work that came from understanding MBTI. [25:20] Something to avoid if you have introverts(I) on your team (and how this will improve your team as a whole) [25:45] Common misconceptions about sensing(S) and intuition(N) types and how to use this to communicate better with the people around you. [30:02] Patrick’s favorite lesson with Meyers-Briggs and why it is NOT simply about your own personality type. [30:30] How thinking(T) and feeling(F) types show up in men and women and how societal pressure plays a role. [35:40] The micro-manager dynamic and how you can relate better to that personality in the workplace. [39:30] Practical ways you can use this assessment to get better results for your team. [43:50] Why personality type does NOT dictate a good leader. [45:50] How to find out your own personality type! [51:00] Company culture and how knowing your personality type can help you navigate any environment. [54:00] Patrick’s favorite advice for integrating this assessment into your life!
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